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The Trump administration has ordered China to close its Houston consulate -- the latest action in an escalating fight between the two countries. The State Department cited concerns about espionage and intellectual property theft as justification for ...
The question of when a COVID-19 vaccine might be available is perhaps the most pressing in the world. There have been a number of recent headlines on this front, including early but encouraging results from trials. And on Wednesday, the Trump adminis...
According to preliminary data, drug overdoses killed nearly 72,000 Americans in 2019, a record high. Now, it appears that 2020 is on track to be even worse, as the U.S. has witnessed a startling rise in overdoses during the pandemic. William Brangham...
On Tuesday, President Trump signed a memo aiming to bar undocumented immigrants from being included in the census count that determines how many members of Congress are allocated to each state. The census is conducted once in a decade, but it shapes ...
Four years ago, the Chester Children's Chorus, a Pennsylvania group based near Philadelphia, recorded an original song called "I Still Can't Breathe." It was their response to the deaths of Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner and other Black Americans. Now t...
Coronavirus infections and deaths are still climbing in much of the nation, and Florida has become the new national epicenter. With Congress back in session after recess, continuing COVID-19 increases are fueling urgent negotiations on an economic re...
With Congress back in session, lawmakers are considering another round of coronavirus relief. Two of the major sticking points are prolonging increased unemployment benefits and protecting against coronavirus-related lawsuits. What do Americans think...
Senate Republicans are considering legislation to sustain a country struggling with the pandemic's economic fallout. The House passed its own proposal in May, but there is still dissent within the GOP about how much new money to allocate to the trill...
In our news wrap Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Justice charged that hackers working with China have targeted U.S. firms researching a vaccine for COVID-19. Two Chinese nationals were indicted as part of a broader scheme that also involved stealing...
As the coronavirus pandemic tears across the globe, the toll exacted in lives lost and ruined grows by the day. But for those already in need, especially the hungry and the starving, COVID-19 is accelerating their nightmares. David Beasley, executive...
U.S. colleges and universities are scrambling to finalize their fall plans as coronavirus infections continue to rise in much of the country. While some students, faculty and staff are looking forward to returning to campus, others are raising seriou...
The coronavirus pandemic has dealt a huge blow to the music industry. Large in-person concerts were among the first events to be cancelled and will likely be among the last to resume. And in a recent survey of small U.S. music clubs, 90 percent said ...
President Trump returned to the podium Tuesday afternoon to resume briefings about the coronavirus pandemic. Yamiche Alcindor joins Judy Woodruff to discuss Trump's "mixed messages" about the extent of the national COVID-19 crisis, plus what the Depa...
With the novel coronavirus running rampant across much of the U.S., more states are facing a dilemma about whether to shut down again. In Washington, D.C., political leaders are confronting their own critical choices over a potential new round of fed...
American governors are on the front lines of the fight against COVID-19 -- and the economic collapse it prompted. Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, a Republican, is chairman of the National Governors Association, and he has spoken out recently about failur...
In our news wrap Monday, the U.S. House of Representatives honored the late John Lewis -- the man that many referred to as the "conscience of the Congress." The Georgia Democrat and renowned civil rights leader died Friday at age 80. Also, the United...
As U.S. protests continue over police violence and racism, some of them have been met with a federal response. One such place is Portland, Oregon -- where local officials believe the presence of federal agents is doing more harm than good. But Presid...
Kate Brown is governor of Oregon, where ongoing protests over race and police violence have attracted federal attention. Some agents deployed to Portland have refused to identify themselves to protesters, and their tactics have drawn criticism -- and...
Italy is emerging from its COVID-19 nightmare into what is usually its busiest season for tourism. The industry normally brings in 13 percent of the country's $2 trillion GDP. But there is no normal this year, and most tourists are not coming -- spa...
It was just about six months ago that the first case of COVID-19 was confirmed in the U.S. Since then, the pandemic has exacted an enormous toll in terms of both human lives and economic harm -- with no end in sight. Amna Nawaz marks the moment with ...